San Clemente Closes All City Beaches and Coastal Trails April 8 2020

Sea Summit Trail San Clemente Courtesy of KarinHorlick.com
Sea Summit Trail San Clemente Courtesy of KarinHorlick.com

The City of San Clemente announced closure of all City Owned Beaches and Beach Trails on April 8 2020.

The City of San Clemente continues to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and take the appropriate actions to prevent its spread.

San Clemente Beaches Overcrowding

Since the Governor issued statewide executive orders to shelter in place, a number of people have continued to travel to San Clemente beaches, causing overcrowding of beachfront and the Beach Trail. In addition, all San Diego County and Los Angeles County beaches are closed, as well as beaches in Seal Beach and Laguna Beach, which is contributing to higher use of the City’s beaches.

Limiting Opportunities for Community Spread of COVID-19

Governor Newsom’s stay at home order permits outdoor activity as long as a safe social distance of six-feet is maintained from people who are not part of the same household.
Although many of San Clemente’s citizens are self-reguting and practicing social distancing, the increased number of people gathering on San Clemente beaches has created more opportunities for community spread of the virus.
Closing these areas is prudent to reduce the potential spread of the virus and protect the public.

San Clemente Beach Closure Enforcement

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Marine Safety, Code Enforcement, and Park Rangers will increase monitoring.

Individuals who do not comply with the closure orders may receive citations.

San Clemente Closures Are Online at The City’s Online Site

San Clemente City Owned Beaches

San Clemente City Coastal Waters

San Clemente Beach Trail

San Clemente Sea Summit Coastal Trail

San Clemente Marblehead Coastal Trial

San Clemente City Beaches Parking Lots (Closed on March 25 2020)

San Clemente Municipal Pier (Closed on March 25 2020)

Additional Resources

San Clemente City Beaches and Coastal Trials Closures April 8 2020

San Clemente Closure of Beach Parking Lots and Pier Press Release on March 24 2020 is Online

California Stay At Home Order March 19 2020

San Clemente CoronaVirus (COVID19) Updates

Orange County Emergency Operations Center Facebook Page

Alert OC
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Orange County Public Health (COVID-19) Information Page is Online

Orange County Public Health (COVID-19) Health Referral Hotline Number is 1 (800) 564-8448

California Department of Public Health (COVID-19) Information is Online

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (COVID-19) Information is Online

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